Please Help....dont Want To Leave My Puppy

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coupletruckingonfaith's Comment
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Ok so my husband and I have our apps in with SWIFT right now but thats as far as we have gotten just waiting to hear back from the recruiter. We wanted to go with them because we heard there CDL school and training was pretty good. But I just found out they dont allow small pets anymore and I am heartbroken, I cant leave my baby!!!!embarrassed.gif Please somebody out there have the solution to my problem.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Simple enough. Apply at a different company. There are a few out there. Thing is though while in training you can not have the dog on the truck so you will need to get someone to take him for at least a month or however long training is.

Now more and more companies are starting the "no pet" policy due to irresponsible owners. You will just have to call around.

Tim L.'s Comment
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I just read on another forum that Knight Transportation is allowing pets now per new policy. You might check with them to verify. They have a company sponsored training program too.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jerry's Comment
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Definitely ask them how much their pet deposit is, too. I looked at one who wanted a $1000 deposit.

RedGator's Comment
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Central Refrigerated just started taking pets and they have training.

Charles S.'s Comment
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Yea Knight just started a new pet policy, $300 deposit with $250 being refundable as long as fido doesn't tear up the inside of the cab.

coupletruckingonfaith's Comment
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Thank you guys for all your help....Especially REDGATOR!! We called Central and they have everything we are really looking for.

So now here is another question, unfortunately I havent heard too many nice comments about Central Refrigerated so can any please give me so positive feedback about them. It would really make my Day.

THANKYOU

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Thank you guys for all your help....Especially REDGATOR!! We called Central and they have everything we are really looking for.

So now here is another question, unfortunately I havent heard too many nice comments about Central Refrigerated so can any please give me so positive feedback about them. It would really make my Day.

THANKYOU

I've been at Central for about 8 months now and it's a good company, they have their cons like every other company but I'm happy with them. Their worst thing is their lease program. They will jam it down your throat and I mean that literally haha. They'll give you endless stories about leasing and give you the illusion that you'll be rich. Smile and ignore it. Don't lease.

Prepare yourself for the schooling. It's a bootcamp. 80% of your classmates will not make it, find the people in your class who are smart and committed to becoming a driver and buddy up with them. Their training program will push you beyond your limits. Make sure before you start schooling that you study and have your permit.

The training course is 4-5 weeks or 200 miles of drive time whichever comes first. It is very difficult to team up with a complete stranger for a month. Pray to God you'll get a good trainer.

When you'll be promoted to solo you'll have a very difficult time. It gets easier with time but that first month is extremely difficult. You'll have to overcome so many obstacles by yourself. The loads won't be great. You'll need to develop a relationship with your dispatcher before you'll get the good stuff - that took me 7 months. It takes a while.

I do at least 2500 miles each week and make between 500-750 per week except when I'm at home obviously. It's a good company to get that year in. But trucking is a brutal job, you need to toughen yourself to survive. Getting used to being home once a month isn't easy and sometimes it gets lonely. There's days you don't talk to a single soul. Days where you'll call your wife at home and immediately just hold back tears as soon as you hear her voice.

Do not come into trucking expecting luxury or to become rich. Do it for the lifestyle. If you have any questions about Central feel free to ask I've been through what you will be going through.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
RedGator's Comment
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Thank you guys for all your help....Especially REDGATOR!! We called Central and they have everything we are really looking for.

So now here is another question, unfortunately I havent heard too many nice comments about Central Refrigerated so can any please give me so positive feedback about them. It would really make my Day.

THANKYOU

I dont work for Central but my friend Special K does. Daniel seems to be most informative but ill see if she cant take time out of her new adventures to answer your questions. She too didnt want to get ride Of her dog and right before she went to school the started accepting pets:) Good luck to ya.

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